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Fort Bend ISD officer shoots wife during domestic dispute, HPD says

The wife has been taken to the hospital. Her condition is unknown at this time, but she's expected to survive.

HOUSTON — Houston police said they took a Fort Bend Independent School District Police Department officer into custody after they said he shot his wife Monday during a domestic dispute. It happened at about 4 p.m. at the couple's home in the 14200 block of Prosperity Ridge Drive in southeast Houston.

“He came home and he and his wife had an altercation, and a gun was produced in the altercation," said Houston Police Department Asst. Chief Henry Gaw. "We have the suspect in custody.”

Police said they don't know what caused the fight and aren't sure if there's any history of domestic violence in the family. Police said the couple’s 13-year-old child was inside the home and witnessed the shooting. The child called 911, according to investigators.

The wife is in the hospital and she is expected to survive.

Here's a statement from Fort Bend ISD:

"Fort Bend ISD has been made aware of an FBISD police officer who was involved in a domestic dispute and taken into custody by the Houston Police Department. The employee is currently on administrative leave, pending an investigation. The HPD investigation is ongoing, and as of this moment, there have been no charges or arrests. As normal protocol, the District’s Human Resources Department and the Fort Bend ISD Police Department will conduct internal investigations and take all appropriate actions when the investigation is completed. We will continue to work closely with all parties as they continue their investigation."